Team

The Boost Design Team

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Michael Potas

General Manager

Michael is the founder of Boost Design and has a background in technology development and commercialisation.  He has worked for or founded a range of start-ups relating to medical devices, sports, audio, entertainment, and software, is the author and/or inventor on 8 patents, regularly lectures in IP and commercialisation strategy, and has worked across a broad range of roles that encompass research, engineering, marketing, sales, business development, customer support, service, quality, manufacturing and regulatory functions.  Michael was also an early employee and executive manager at the medical device start-up Nanosonics Limited, whose valuation on the Australian Stock Exchange exceeded $1B in 2016 based on the sales of the product that his R&D team developed.  Michael’s broad experience allows him to take a cross-disciplinary approach to research, development, and product commercialisation, where he is always focused on the alignment of product development activities to the achievement of business outcomes.

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Julian Higginson

Senior Electronics and Firmware Engineer

Julian is a senior electronics engineer and our resident IoT (Internet of Things) expert.  In one of his previous assignments, Julian developed a low power high density software defined IoT network, which encompassing the design of the wireless network, environmental sensors, embedded Linux system, power supply design, and HVAC (mains voltage) networking.  He has also developed the electronics and firmware for a range of home appliances that were manufactured in high volume, and has substantial experience overseeing compliance testing, selection of manufacturers, and transition products to high volume manufacture in China.  Julian has also worked on wireless wearable sports sensors, a wireless and wired nurse call system, and many other projects where he has developed electronics and firmware from concept to production release.

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Adam Karkowski

Senior Electronics and Firmware Engineer

Adam is a well-seasoned mechatronics engineer with cross-disciplinary engineering experience.  Adam has developed Electronics, Firmware, Software and Mechanical components for a range of different products and projects.  As part of this he has worked on developing embedded electronic hardware, firmware and related enclosures, wireless communications (such as Bluetooth and 1GHz radio), switching power supplies, battery management and wireless charging systems.  Adam has worked on projects including remote wireless sensors, emergency telephone systems, production test equipment, patient wireless fall prevention systems and a remote nurse call system.

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Tamer Sahioun

Senior Electronics and Software Engineer

Tamer has broad experience developing a range of electronic products, encompassing everything from researching the requirements of a product, designing and developing the electronics, software and firmware, and through to taking these designs to production.  Tamer has also worked in an electronics production environment where he programmed pick and place machines and managed a team of engineers. Some of his project experience includes the development of Android and IPhone Bluetooth Apps for IoT products, control system development for an engine dynometer, design of embedded touch screen software libraries, and the development of a new electricity smart meter which encompassed a wireless mesh RF network and code development across many platforms.

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Kerem Kos

Senior Firmware Engineer

Kerem is an electronics engineer with 15+ years of embedded firmware development experience.  As part of his prior activities, Kerem developed software and firmware to control a broad range of products including a children’s bowling system, a high-power solar inverter electronics for the military, and a network of wireless smart appliances for the home.   He also built and led the software development team for an OEM consumer appliances company that developed the control systems for washing machines, induction cooktops, and refrigerators.   The software developed by Kerem and his former team can be found in many-millions of products worldwide under brand names such as JVC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp, and Teac.